I don’t like the Kings. Sucks even more they’re the defending champs. But now it’s time to finish their reign of terror.
All California, all in right now. The Sharks match up well against the Kings. Antti Niemi is on a roll and this Sharks team is better than the ones of years past. They can win this. I believe it.
I might go to a game. Let’s see how much tickets are and how frugal I can be about it.
I didn’t see the game but after watching these highlights, I feel that this Sharks team is different from those of years past. They have less pressure on them but their attitude and grit is different. I can’t put my finger on it.
The sweep is great and it’s good for a team that might just surprise a few more people. I like what I am seeing.
I haven’t focused as much into the NHL season as I did in the past. Part of it was the lockout, but the other part simply was that I have been too busy.
But I think the main reason simply is because the Sharks are the annual disappointment for me. Sure, making the playoffs is a great thing but every year the team is good enough to win it all, but they don’t. I don’t think I want to invest so much emotion into this team every year when I know they’ll disappoint.
And the matchup with Vancouver just reminds me of how close the team has come, but yet how far they continue to be. I will watch them this playoffs but I’ll not invest so much yet. Until they get past the third round, it really isn’t much to celebrate for this team that continues to just stumble in the playoffs.
But now, I will have some revenge on my mind. I just can’t shake away the disappointment of that 2011 ending.
Last year for the first time in their history, the Sharks decided to wear their third jerseys for the entire playoffs. By rule, the team couldn’t flip flop between the thirds and primaries throughout the playoffs. So Team Teal was black at home.
San Jose has decided to wear their thirds again this year and I think it’s a mistake. Last year I think they wore it just to get off some bad mojo. But since it didn’t work, the Sharks need to go back to wearing teal.
As the only team in the league to wear teal, why not go with the look they are most recognized for? I don’t know if it’s for merchandise sales or not, but I believe that in the playoffs, a team shouldn’t wear their alternates. Keep the alternates for the regular season.